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Shveta Thakrar is a writer of South Asian–flavored fantasy, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of magazines and anthologies. When not spinning stories about spider silk and shadows, magic and marauders, and courageous girls illuminated by dancing rainbow flames, Shveta crafts, devours books, daydreams, draws, travels, bakes, and occasionally even plays her harp.

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I’m thrilled to announce two things! First, my essay “#beautifulresistance” is live in Uncanny magazine, and I hope you’ll go read it. (Among other things, it’s my love letter to Link from The Legend of Zelda.)


The other thing is my first collaboration, a poem with dear friend and folklorist Sara Cleto! It’s called “Starskin, Sealskin,” and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Uncanny. Whee!

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message 10: by Shveta

Shveta Thakrar Fixed! :D

Rachel wrote: "Thank you!

Can you add this as a preliminary description?

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could...."



Rachel Brown Thank you!

Can you add this as a preliminary description?

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town… where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever – an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read – nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.


Shveta Thakrar Crowinator wrote: "Hello back at you! (c: I just noticed your profile says you're working on a YA novel -- how is that coming? The blurb sounds so intriguing."

Oh, yay, I'm so glad you think so! *beam* I'm planning to start querying agents this October; right now, I'm revising the novel one last time. Wish me luck!


Crowinator Hello back at you! (c: I just noticed your profile says you're working on a YA novel -- how is that coming? The blurb sounds so intriguing.


Shveta Thakrar Grace wrote: "Hey lovely lady! Fancy meeting you here! <3"

<3!!!


message 5: by Grace

Grace Hey lovely lady! Fancy meeting you here! <3


Shveta Thakrar Vinaya wrote: "Where is my review copy, huh? I am waiting with bated breath, here, I might suffocate!! ;)"

Hmm, I thought the editrix had already sent them out! I'll ping her (I know she's been a bit under the weather). <3


Vinaya Where is my review copy, huh? I am waiting with bated breath, here, I might suffocate!! ;)


Shveta Thakrar Mello wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friendship :)"

I forgot to answer this earlier, but of course! I love following your reviews. :)


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John Egbert Thank you for accepting my friendship :)


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